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Way too much spending

August 10th, 2009 at 06:58 pm

Fiance and I have been pretty good about our fun spending. We went to the movies once ($18) and that's about it.

But school... omg.

Fiance and I bought our parking permits today. $200 for two permits for the entire school year. We went from a $200 permit to a $100 permit each. More walking but less money.

$200 for all of fiance's textbooks. $100 on my textbooks so far and I will spend another $3-400 on textbooks tomorrow. One textbook I might be able to split with a friend because we are taking the same class. We'll see.

Fiance has prepaid tuition so his scholarships are extra money. That will cover the cost of textbooks and part of my tuition (which is about as much as textbooks!).

I'm still in shock over how much my textbooks cost. In the past I have been able to get the textbooks for so much less. Guess I chose an expensive major and minor. :P

I sold another book today. I made $4.14 pre-shipping. Shipping will cost about $3. I'm going to apply this month's half.com money to textbooks/tuition and next month's money will go towards fiance's IRA. He didn't contribute to it last month. After we will probably use the half.com money for spending money. Every little bit counts.

Tomorrow I have to be at work at 5:30 in the morning! That means I have to get up at 4:30! Ugh. I like mornings but that is a little too early for me. This week I am working several days which is very good. My last paycheck was for $428 so this next one should be at least that.

I went grocery shopping today. I spent $26.48. Last week I spent $22.96. I have budgeted about $50/week on groceries so we are coming in way under budget. Next week's grocery shopping is going to be more expensive because I have to buy food for our party. I think it will add another $15-20 to our grocery bill, leaving us still under budget.

I have to do laundry at my dad's and I need to do a little bit of cleaning there today too. But it hurts to move! Fiance says the sunburn looks better today but I don't believe him.

4 Responses to “Way too much spending”

  1. monkeymama Says:

    Did you say your major was accounting? I remember spending $500/semester on (used) books. In the 90s. Thing was the books cost as much as my tuition. Wink I remember tuition was $1k/semester, but that included way-expensive parking and all sorts of things.

    What I remember is accounting books being HEAVY. LOL. I've only heard of the "freshman 15" or whatever recently. You don't gain weight lugging giant books all over a campus. Wink I got the "desk job 20" instead.

  2. cassandra Says:

    I think it is harder to gain the freshman 15 when you live off campus. Even before I got the cheaper permit, I would have to walk a looooong way just to get to my classes from my car. And you definitely don't gain weight walking that distance with several textbooks! At least I'll be building muscle. Smile
    My major is math and my minor is accounting.

  3. monkeymama Says:

    The thing I remember is either the elevators never worked and/or they were too few. Lots of stair walking with "weights!"

  4. cassandra Says:

    Lol! I am a little lazy and would take the elevator if I had to go up more than a couple stories. Next semester I am staying pretty much in the same building and floor so I'm not going to have a lot of walking to do between classes.

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